12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Music degree is offered in composition and performance: instrumental, piano, and voice.  The Music - Vocal Performance program is offered by University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Thirty credits are required for the Music - Vocal Performance degree at University of Hawaii at Manoa, including a minimum number of credits (12 for students in the Plan A Thesis program, and 18 for students in the Plan B Non-Thesis program) in 600-level courses, excluding 699 and thesis 700. A maximum of 4 credits in ensembles may be applied to the degree. A master’s degree at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa normally takes two years to complete.

Non-Thesis Program (Plan B):

Candidates concentrating in performance are required to give a public recital. In addition, in the recital semester, and before the recital date, the student will meet with the recital committee for a one-hour oral examination. 

The student’s general knowledge and understanding of the field are examined, with emphasis on the historical and analytical aspects of the works to be performed on the graduate recital.

Successful completion of the oral examination is a requirement for graduation. The Program Committee must approve the date and repertory of the recital and the student’s level of preparation as evidenced in a private performance scheduled one month prior to the public recital. 

A recording of the recital is filed with the Department Chairperson.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ensemble
  • Bibliography & Library Resources in Music
  • Seminar in Music Literature
  • Graduate-Level Applied Music
  • Graduate Recital
  • Studies in Music Theory: Advanced Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
  • Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
  • Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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